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    Proud family moment :-)

    My Dad's built himself a PC, entirely, from scratch and it's a beauty

    He was 70 this year, and he decided it was time to build the video editing machine of his dreams, himself and not with any help. He lives 250 miles away so I cant pop over!

    He researched it, chose the components, ordered them, built it, and with only my input on a change of heat-sink and a cheap spare cheap gpu, he's done it entirely.
    I remote accessed it yesterday and it's a perfect install, lightning fast and as clean as you like

    An i7 5820, 16 gig of DDR4 (more later), a big quiet noctua cooler, Corsair Carbide 400 case...two SSD's and two 3 tb HDD's ....and although he's got a GTX570 in his old rig, he decided to buy a smaller GPU to get started before swapping the 570 over and got an EVGA 610.

    All in all..... I'm proud of the old man

    it's the PC I'd have built if I wanted that kinda muscle.

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    Re: Proud family moment :-)

    Not many people in their 70s can say that, I suspect. Well done to him!

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    Re: Proud family moment :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Not many people in their 70s can say that, I suspect. Well done to him!
    you're supposed to say "great teacher "

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    Re: Proud family moment :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    you're supposed to say "great teacher "
    You just said he did it all himself mr thunder stealer

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    Re: Proud family moment :-)

    My Dad is 67 and builds his own PC's. I bought him a decent rig for his brithday last year (a 3XS barebones from Scan ) that he researched himself. He also plays a lot of Battlefield/CoD/ArmA!

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    Re: Proud family moment :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    you're supposed to say "great teacher "
    "great teacher "




    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: Proud family moment :-)

    so the son learnt form the master ... he did make you
    well done to him ..
    What does it matter now if men believe or no?
    What is to come will come. And soon you too will stand aside,
    To murmur in pity that my words were true
    (Cassandra, in Agamemnon by Aeschylus)

    To see the wizard one must look behind the curtain ....

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    Re: Proud family moment :-)

    Good job mate. Well I'm proud of my dad using email hehe. Oddly enough my mom uses PC more than him

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    Re: Proud family moment :-)

    It's really good to know your dad did it from the scratch !!

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    Re: Proud family moment :-)

    It's so satisfying when you can see something like this happen when you get to support your parents and watch them learn a new skill later in life.

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    Re: Proud family moment :-)

    That's so cool, I wish I was as tech savvy as him and I'm in my 20's so I've no excuse!

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